WOOOOOW!!! It’s been 10 months!

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Hello my candied strawberries!!!!

Wow, I can’t believe my last blog post was 10 months ago! How insane is that?? Talk about life taking over!! How have you all been?

Ugh, I’ve been really busy and if you have followed me all these years, you know I rarely slow down and I end up doing a zillion projects and just end up going MIA. Again, I apologize but I have good reasons!!! LOL.

So if you all follow me on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook etc., you know that I have been acting and doing a lot of extra work on the television show Grimm. It’s been so amazing and I am doing all of this while working a regular job and trying to keep up with my fashion and beauty endeavors as well. It’s been hard work!

So many interesting things have happened to me and I just can’t wait to continue to share everything with you all.

So, I have a Tumblr as well and that pretty much also syncs with my Instagram at times and it’s all about my acting and daily life stuffs. Please follow so we can stay in touch! The name of my Tumblr is Love – Kai Wiley. I’ve met so many of you through my blog and mutual passion for beautiful things and I just love getting to know you and sharing experiences.

I will be posting here again and posting updated youtube videos so look forward to that as well! Man, I love you guys for sticking around and continuing to read my blog! I hope you learn something and it makes your day!!

Until Next Time…

LOVE, PEACE, AND SHOPPING RECEIPTS!

❤ Kai

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YSL Mascara? Yes Please!!

Hello all!!
I am back with another cool blog post + this one is a unboxing/mini review thanks to Influenster and YSL!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!!

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So again, it’s taken me much longer than I wished to find time to blog + I’m sorry about that but life happens + that comes first! Priorities!! Lol. Anyhoo…I had the pleasure of receiving the reformulated YSL Faux Cils Mascara (Which can be found here!!) + I must say, it is bomb!!

If you follow me on Instagram or see my feed here on my blog, you may have seen my “before + after” shot wearing the mascara. It’s amazeballs!!!! Check it out below!!

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The Mascara is $32 but I feel it’s completely worth it. Why? Well, it has luxurious packaging, it smells beautiful, the formula is smooth and doesn’t clump after 2-3 coats and makes your lashes look full and luscious… like wearing faux lashes!!

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All in all, I give this mascara 5 stars. I’m totally in love with it right now + I receive so many compliments on my lashes when I wear this. Definitely a keeper. It’s a yes from me!

Until Next Time…
LOVE, PEACE, AND SHOPPING RECEIPTS!
❤ Kai

Note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”

M.I.A Again?? My bad!

Well Hello my beautiful and lovely people!!

Surprise! I am back lol. AGAIN AGAIN!!!! Listen, I swear to you guys, I think my life is on track + normal + boom, I get hit with some other weird or crazy thing that happens and I end up not having time to do anything or something gets hacked!!!!.

Omg, I’m so happy to be back! I love blogging and I’ve missed sharing with everyone!! How have you guys and gals been? I’ve been pretty much great but as with any life on earth, there have been ups and downs. One major up has been the new car the bf and I got! Omg, *squeeeee* it’s been a while so having transportation again is so so amazing! 🚘

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We have been enjoying the freedom of transportation and going out and doing more things. We’ve seriously gotten into Archery and it is now my obesession/hobby. We’ve been consistent and really really loving it and kicking major bootay!!

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If this were an Orc, it would have fought in vain!!

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Also, I met more of my bfs family and we had a wonderful time together. They make me miss my family (mum, dad, brother, and doggie Bear) so so much more. Made my heart a little bit bigger! 💜 💜 💜

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Even though things have been a bit crazy and work literally took over my life (didn’t get to really celebrate Valentine’s Day 😐) we still managed time to relax with friends and take in the beauty of our planet.

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All in all, life is good. Just busy and at times stressful but lovely all the same. I’m soooo stoked to be back so I hope you guys are excited for more content!!

Until Next Time…
– Kai 💜

Sugar Skull Minerals: Review, Swatches, + Discount!

Hello Hello Hello my fabulous beauties!  Today I have a sponsored review for you. Victoria of Sugar Skull Minerals (Find her amazing Etsy shop here) was kind enough to send me some samples of her products as well as a sneak peek of her “Pool Party Collection” that will be released on July 4, 2014!! The collection is beautiful and I can’t wait to share this with you all.

SAMPLE COLLECTION #1:

Each one of these are swatched over Fyrinnae’s primer Pixie Epoxy except for the blushes (will be labeled).

 

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From left to right: Sweet Tooth, Drop Out (Vegan), On the Rocks, Walk of Shame (Blush) Pot O Gold (Vegan), + April (Vegan).

 

 

Sample Collection #2: Pool Party Collection

 

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From left to right: Sunkissed (Vegan – Blush), Sun Burnt (Vegan – Blush), Bikini, Marco Polo, Cannon Ball (Vegan), Deep End (Vegan), Margarita (Vegan), Beach Ball (Vegan), + Pina Colada (Vegan).

 

 

Thoughts + Extras!

Overall, I think these are really great products, the only thing I do not fancy is that Pina Colada and April look exactly the same on my skin because they are light colors but contain gold shimmers + only the gold picks up on my complexion, other than that, I love these! The formula is very smooth + the pigmentation is amazing!! I think my favorites are Cannon Ball + Deep End. Those Purple and Blue shades are just crazy gorgeous!!

Since the Pool Party Collection does not get released until July, you can actually PRE-ORDER the collection but you must do so by June 23, 2014 in order to receive a 30% discount!! Woot Woot!!  Do not miss out on this deal because I’m sure you will be like…”OH MAN…WHY DIDN’T I BUY THAT SHADE WHEN I HAD THE CHANCE??”” MmmmHmmm, you know we all do it, so don’t forget!!

Thank you again to Victoria for letting me try out these awesome products and please guys check out her Etsy shop! I have found some wonderful treasures on Etsy! I hope you guys enjoyed and I will be back soon with another awesome post!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

Visit to Pretty&Cute the Store (Portland, Oregon)

Hello my beautiful people! How is everyone on this fine weekend?? Myself, lovely! I got to do some shopping + bought some new products from one of my favorite stores… Pretty + Cute! If you have not been to the store or shopped online, you are really missing out!! This shop specializes in the best of the best Asian skin care products + more. Lets take a quick tour of the shop shall we!

INSIDE THE SHOP

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When you enter the store you instantly get swept away into a land of all things…pretty + cute! Hahaha. The store is pink + white, very clean + full of goodies to explore. The Sales Associate was the nicest person + very savvy when I asked questions. This was by far some of the best customer service I’ve received. I felt welcomed in the store + just had an overall great shopping experience.

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The wall of Mask may very well be my favorite section! I am a sucker for a great mask + it was actually pretty hard finding mask that I haven’t tried yet lol. I am addicted + this section gave me LIFE!

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So many eyeliner selections and mascara +  lippies! Ahhhh, I was in heaven!! I am a bit of a tomboy but the girly side is strong with this one…the force is strong w/ me too…just saying. There are several of these I wish to try soon!

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More skin care goodies + this is only a single photo. There was soooo much more that I didn’t snap a photo of!

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The checkout area was also very cute. Reminds me of how I wish to build my studio once I get back to designing and styling full time. Look at the pen + card holders! Soooo pretty!!!! **Insert girly squeal here**

WHAT I BOUGHT

So of course I didn’t just enter the store just to look + leave…NO WAY! I also did a wee bit of shopping to try out some new products + to rebuy as well.

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The bags are also really pretty here. I save these +  store my wallets + little things like this in the bags. I just put them in my closet so I can display them. It really is the little things that put a smile on your face.

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Everything purchased is new except the makeup remover wipes. I bought those before + had to have them again. I will do a blog post to show you how I remove my eye makeup, it’s a two step process. 

From left to right: Lioele Carry Me Coconut Hand Cream (free w/ $50 purchase), Skin79 Rose Mist Toner ($7), Skin79 Sweet Honey Sugar Scrub ($14 but $12.60 w/ discount), Lioele Cleansing Tissue Box ($7.50), + Lioele Cutie Girl Etiquette Perfume Spray ($12.00)

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From left to right: Lioele Perfect Pore Control Essence Mask ($2.40) + Skin79 Snail Nutrition Hydro Gel Mask ($4.00).

Once I give everything a go, I will do review on each item! Well that’s everything + I hope you guys enjoyed! I really love everything about this shop + again the customer service + selections of products are amazing. For as long as they are around, I will be shopping here!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai

My Hair Care Routine!

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In my years, I have put my hair through a lot + then some! I have colored my hair, cut it , grew it out, cut it shorter than needed, curls, relaxers…I’ve done some major alternations to the locks the good Lord gave me + now, I want to grow it out again and make it healthy!

MY HAIR TEXTURE:

I have African – American, Multi-Cultured hair. My natural curls are very loose + my hair is very fine/thin.

HAIR HISTORY:

So about a year ago I cut my hair into a pixie cut. This was one of the shortest styles I had ever had + also the hardest to grow out. When I decided to grow my hair out, I started to wear extensions + weaves + after a while all the heat styling + relaxing to straighten my hair damaged it. My hair would break off + shed like you would not believe in the shower…OMG it was a complete hot mess!

After a while I stopped relaxing my hair + using heat on it + just shampooed + conditioned it + continued with wearing weaves. This made the situation better but didn’t fix the problem. My hair was dry + still shedding like crazy but after about 8 months my hair had grown out from a pixie cut to shoulder length  but, it was extremely damaged!

HAIR CUT…AGAIN:

I decided to relax my hair so that I could style it in a few ways but due to my hair being so fine, it just looked flat with no body or oomph what’s so ever. I decided to go to my local hair salon, HairMasters, + requested a cut that was not too short because I wanted to grow my hair out but enough to get rid of my dead/split ends + she did just that! My stylist got rid of all the dead ends + cut my hair into layers so it had body + bounce! A M A Z I N G!! My hair was now up to my ears but hey, it was the healthiest it had been in ages!!

MY CURRENT ROUTINE + LENGTH:

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I made it a priority to take better care of my hair so I learned about co-washing as well as vitamins that would not bother me (due to crazy fillers). I started using Hair, Skin + Nails by this stuff has worked really well for me along with my hair care regimen.  I chew 2 to 4 of these gummies  a day + I have noticed a lovely amount of growth. I couldn’t put my hair in a ponytail when I first got it cut (05-06-2014) + after 5 weeks, my hair had grown 3-4 inches! I was pretty impressed with that. My hair is continuing to grow and I can’t wait to update on that in some time as well. 

Now on to the good stuff…the actual routine!

I co-wash my hair about 3 times a week and use the below products:

Herbal Essence Naked Cleansing Conditioner (to remove any build up – used on days where I play hard!)

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Conditioner (to moisturize and repair damage – used on every wash)

L’Oreal Total Repair  5 Deep Conditioner (used once a week)

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle (no pictured – used once a week)

Organix Macadamia Oil Conditioner (used on days my hair feels more dry)

**The other two products I no longer use**

After I wash my hair I comb it out which feels amazing because based on the conditioners I use, I don’t have any tangles or knots. My hair feels so soft + silky…the feeling of healthy hair! If I plan to let my hair air dry, I use the products in the photo below. The oils keep my hair moisturized without build up + the oil cream helps my hair to hold shape when I style. The cream can cause build up so I try not to use too much.

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L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Oil

Organix Coconut Milk Oil

ORS Olive Oil Cream/Hair Lotion

When I do blow dry or flat iron my hair, when it’s damp I use one of the oils on my ends + rub the remaining through my hair. I also use the Frizz-Ease 3 Day Straight all over my hair, comb it through then blow dry + flat iron accordingly. I have realized that this method has cut down on heat damage significantly but I still only do this method about once or twice a month to be safe!

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All in all, this method I have started works great for my hair. I love the way my hair feels + looks now! My main goal was to achieve beautiful heathy hair + I feel that I am on the right track to achieving that goal! What’s your favorite hair care routine or product? Leave a comment + let me know!!

UNTIL NEXT TIME…

♥ Kai

Little Black Bag Goodies

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Hey all!

I have been away again…SO SORRY! OMG, work has me all kinds of cray cray right now. Most of the time after work I am so tired I don’t even want to look at another computer screen lol. WTF, I mean, I loooove blogging but I need a break sometimes from the cyber world….okay enough of that break.  🙂

So, I’ve been bored with my current handbags and thought hey…I want to go shopping and I want a new bag dagnabit!! I looked around online for a bit and remembered that I had a  Little Black Bag account and decided to see what they had to offer. Oh boy…this could be trouble…

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LBB (Little Black Bag) was having an awesome deal where if you were a VIP member, you could buy a handbag and get 2…yes 2 free. That un-boxing will be coming soon but, the first bag I received was a solo order the day before the sale. This bag (bag in photos) is so spacious and shiny lol, It’s faux leather and has two zippers on the side for decoration. The bottom front has studs and rhinestones and the interior has a zippered pocket and solid black interior. Super super cute and a little over the top!

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The handbag is by LaTique and retails for $108.00 and through LBB it was$58.99 with shipping but I also received additional free gifts with my purchase so that just made the deal soooo much sweeter!

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I cannot wait until next month to make another purchase. I did spoil myself this month and made two purchases from the site but hey, I work hard for my money and I feel I deserve to treat myself whenever I feel like it as long as I have my priorities in order…right? I feel that should be the case for EVERYONE!!

I hope you guys enjoyed the little peek at my mini haul and please stay tuned for part two of my LBB purchases!!!!

Until Next Time…

♥ Kai